September 24, 2020: John Lithgow with Jane Curtin – Now on YouTube



Thursday, September 24, 2020

5:00PM PDT

To attend this very special event with John Lithgow and Jane Curtin, the purchase of TRUMPTY DUMPTY WANTED A CROWN on is required. No other fee is charged—only the purchase of the book (and shipping, via Media Mail). supports local bookstores all over the country, and your book will arrive from an independent bookstore that needs your business.

Once you purchase the book on, you will receive your receipt from Bookshop immediately with the Zoom link to access the September 24 livestream.

Trump is an inspiration. You heard it here first. Following the success of his New York Times bestseller DUMPTY: The Age of Trump in Verse, comes John Lithgow’s next book of satirical verse, TRUMPTY DUMPTY WANTED A CROWN: Verses for a Despotic Age. What a difference a year makes: the new volume is darker, funnier, and hard hitting.

Beloved entertainer Lithgow writes with poetic fury, taking us through the last year surrounding Trump and his administration—including poems about the impeachment, Rudy Giuliani, Mitch McConnell, Mike Pompeo, Jared Kushner, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and other timely issues. With line drawings and savagely satirical verse, he dismantles the reign of Trumpty Dumpty one stanza at a time.

This program will include two clips, to debut on Writers Bloc, featuring performances of John’s poems by some of the great names in acting, and a few political surprises as well.

John Lithgow has won more awards and nominations than we can count. He has starred in many TV series including The Crown, and most recently in Perry Mason. Lithgow has appeared in too many critically acclaimed films to name, but we’ll drop a few: The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment and Bombshell.

In conversation with Jane Curtin. Curtin was one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players on Saturday Night Live, and was featured on Third Rock from the Sun, opposite John Lithgow. 

Author photo credit: Robert Zuckerman